Egypt air launches flights to Moscow – Wikimedia.com
CAIRO – 3 January 2018: EgyptAir will announce its flight schedule to Russia after the Russian approval, to operate three flights weekly from Cairo International Airport to Moscow starting from February 2018, according to EgyptAir's officials.
All EgyptAir flights will depart every Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday. In addition, there will be around 20 flights reserved by travel agencies for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
Officials of EgyptAir stated that they are working to complete all needed regulations for resuming flights to Russia. Also, the company will send the manager of its Russia-based office to Moscow again in order to practically operate Cairo-Moscow flights.
The Russian Aeroflot airline company has received its Cairo-based office at terminal 2 of Cairo International Airport after many preparations for resuming flights starting from February 2018.
Flights between the two countries were halted in 2015 after a Russian passenger jet crashed in Sinai, killing all 224 people onboard.
Shortly after the crash, the Islamic State’s Sinai branch claimed responsibility for the incident, which occurred in the vicinity of the Sinai insurgency led by IS affiliates following the ouster of former President Mohamed Morsi.
Past December, Russian Transport Minister Maksim Sokolov announced that Cairo International Airport has met the requirements of the Russian aviation security, which paves the way for the resumption of Russian flights to Egypt.